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>>> this is cnn breaking news. >> i'm natalie allen in for ashleigh beenfielas ashleigh banfield. it is 6 p.m. in gaza where a cease-fire that the world is demanding seems out of reach. this is day six of an onslaught that's killed 100 people. but look at myanmar, decades of repression give way to unimagined reforms and today a historic visit. >>> and new york marks another post-sandy milestone. the longest under river car tunnel in north america reopens. >>> but we begin this very busy hour with the rockets still flying out of hamas-controlled gaza and the israeli missiles, jets, and bombs flying into it. within the past couple of hours, israeli forces hit a media complex in gaza city for the second time in two days. over six days of the conflict, all too reminiscent of the ground war in 2008. at least 97 palestinians and 3 israelis have been killed. neither side knows when, where, or how the other will strike, and that leads to heart-stopping moments like this one live on cnn last hour with our frederik pleitgen. >> reporter: this town is actually a very interesting one because
all right. >>> good evening, everyone, i'm don lemon you're in the cnn newsroom. the next 48 hours may be critical in determining which direction israel's going to take in its conflict with hamas militants. despite 30,000 israeli troops massed at the gaza border and tough talk from both sides, there's still a chance for diplomacy. but time is running out. today was the deadliest day yet. israel says it lobbed 130 rockets into gaza, and some reports say up to 29 palestinians were killed today alone, including ten members of the same family. on the other side of the border, air sirens screamed out in several cities. israel says it intercepted dozens of the nearly 150 rockets hamas fired, including two targeted at tel aviv. their shelling is intense on both sides. cnn's anderson cooper witnessed it firsthand. he's been reporting live from gaza city and earlier i was on the air with anderson when a massive explosion took place nearby. watch what happened. >> in that blast we know ten members of one family, also two media centers -- whoa. that was a rather large explosion. that occurred
>>> from cnn headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn sunday morning." >> it's tragedy. it's tragedy for the nation. it's tragedy for the agency. >> a scandal unfolding on election day. we'll bring you details on the affair that brought down the most powerful spy chief in america. >>> $7 trillion in tax increases and spending cuts, and the threat of another recession. that's the fiscal cliff that looms ahead, 51 days away. >>> he's the all-time best selling novelist of hard cover fiction, but that's not his real passion. our exclusive interview with author james patterson. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. 7:00 on the east coast, 4:00 a.m. on the west. we're learning much more about the end of the line for general petraeus. he stepped down as cia director two days ago after admitting to having an extramarital affair. now we know from a u.s. official that the affair came to light during an investigation into e-mails sent by petraeus's biographer paula broadwell. we also have a better timeline. james clapper was informed tuesday evening.
doing it? find us on facebook or twitter. "cnn saturday morning" with randi kaye continues right now. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn saturday morning." battling over benghazi, lawmakers are furious. the president is standing his ground. and there is still no one in custody. all morning, we're putting the conflict and the players in focus. on the brink of war as fighting escalates between israel and hamas, experts say there will likely be a lot more bloodshed before the violence stops. and it's the gaffe that has some republicans shaking their heads. why mitt romney says obama won because of the gifts he gave. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. it is 10:00 on the east coast, 7:00 a.m. on the west. we start in gaza this hour, as people there have to fear death from above. israeli war planes have been relentless in their attacks on targets in gaza. they are hunting rocket launchers, but dozens of civilians have been killed as a result. the latest round of this conflict started wednesday, and there is no end in sight. sarah sidener is in gaza city for u
egyptian president mohamed morsi as a dictator and accusing him of a power grab. cnn's reza sayah is in cairo. reza, what's it look like now? >> reporter: joe, it is 11:00 p.m. cairo time. these demonstrators started gathering around in tahrir square about 1:00 p.m. local time. that means they've been going strong for about ten hours. many thought maybe egyptians were worn out, tired of demonstrating after the 2011 revolution, but if you look at tahrir square today, if you look at cairo today, it doesn't seem like it. the demonstrations are continuing. so are clashes. about an hour and a half ago clashes taking place right where we are behind us at the hotel we're staying at. security forces clashing with protesters. a number of protesters ambushed a police vehicle carrying riot police. the police took off. the protesters got ahold of this truck, set it on fire. more security forces came in, shot tear gas and disbursed the protesters. we've seen similar clashes throughout the day. all the demonstrators angry after president morsi declared some controversial decrees that temporaril
.m. have a great weekend. >>> you're in the "cnn newsroom." i'm gary tuchman in today for fredricka whitfield. the last war left 1,400 people dead. now four years later, israel and gaza could be on the brink of a second one. while the world calls for restraint from both. but does this look like either side is holding back? >> okay. [ bleep ] >> that was an air strike that hit gaza early this morning. palestinian tv channel based in gaza says 11 people so far today have died. part of the israeli offensive, taking out the home of a hamas commander. israel defense forces say there was a stockpile of explosives in the house. they also said they blew up palestinian headquarters, and hamas for a second time in two days, hamas aimed a rocket toward one of israel's big cities, the biggest, tel aviv, but the rocket was intercepted. sarah sydnor is live in gaza city. it's 9:00 p.m. there, how are people surviving on this night? it must be at a standstill right now. >> it was very quiet up until seconds before you talked to me. we're hearing booms of air strakes. we have also seen just behind
't told sooner. a time line cnn has put together shows the republican house majority leader may have known about former cia director david petraeus' extramarital affair before the president did. that's according to aides to congressman eric cantor who tell us he found out from an fbi employee concerned that national security might have been breached as a result of the affair. cantor was told on october 27th. president obama didn't find out about the affair until after election day. congressional leaders from both parties are upset that neither they nor the president were informed until late last week. >> obviously this was a matter involving a potential compromise of security. and the president should have been told about it at the earliest date. >> reporter: a u.s. official said there was no breach of security as a result of the affair. a cantor aide says the congressman called the fbi's leadership to report the information he got on october 31st. but according to "the wall street journal," the fbi's probe had already been under way for months. "the journal" says the fbi's investigation b
, for sandy victims are now hit $145 million. you can log on to cnn.com/impact for more information about ways to donate and to volunteer. >>> cnn newsroom continues with gary tuchman. have a wonderful afternoon. >> you, too. >>> the sense of urgency is growing by the hour. along the israel-gaza border. hamas militants are hammering targets deep inside enemy territory as we speak, infli inflicting damage, casualties and sparking panic. air sirens wailed for a third straight day in tel aviv after hamas fired a rocket toward the sea side city. the rocket was intercepted. israeli soldiers backed up in armored vehicles are going to the border raising the specter of a possible ground war. all 30,000 troops mobilized and 70,000 more on the way. as the situation he is escalate does the death toll. now our senior international correspondent has been in the middle of all the action in gaza city. sarah, thanks for joining us. what's happening there right now? >> reporter: thank you, gary. yeah, we can hear right now drones over gaza. and that sound, it sounds very much like a lawnmower. it's been going
. >> this is "cnn breaking news." >> and we begin with breaking news out of the conflict zone, an attack at the u.s. embassy in tel aviv in israel. details just coming in, but an israeli police spokesman says a security guard at the embassy was attacked with an ax. the attacker reportedly also had a knife on him. we know the attacker has been arrested. when we get more information, we will bring that to you. of course, this is all happening as israel and hamas at the tipping point of all-out war. the israelis carrying out 80 air strikes overnight with hamas fighters launching 95 rockets into israel. 38 more palestinians killed, bringing the death toll since last week to 111. cnn has confirmed secretary of state hillary clinton is heading to israel in the air at this very moment. tomorrow she will meet with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. she'll also visit egypt and the west bank city of ramallah. and while the two sides are trading cease-fire proposals, israel's ambassador tells erin burnett his country is ready to launch a full-scale ground invasion. we talk to our reporter in phnom penh. she
. >> christiane amanpour, our cnn international anchor and the global affairs anchor. thanks. we're getting some news in from cnn's reza sayah right now. he's joining us live from the egypt/gaza border. reza, what are you learning? >> reporter: wolf, obviously we're talking about the possibility of a truce and a cease-fire in the coming hours, about you we just got some emphatic, very loud reminders that the fighting continues. right behind us is the rafah border crossing. about two minutes ago at least three or four huge explosions. we can't independently verify what these explosions are, but we can tell you for the past two days that we've been here, we've heard the incessant buzz of what sound like israeli drones up above and egyptian security forces who are manning the rafah crossing believe these explosions are being caused by israeli drone strikes, wolf. >> when you hear those explosions going off, are the folks running for cover over there where you are, reza? because you're right outside of gaza on the egyptian side i take it. >> reporter: frankly, they're used to it. they may duck, they
our cnn correspondents across israel as well as in gaza right now. earlier in the day, i went to orbkalon where i saw what was going on firsthand on the israeli side of the border. as soon as we got there, the sirens actually started going on. you could see people running towards shelters. i started running after israeli soldiers demanded that all of us -- our cnn crew, myself, we get to a shelter. usually they have about 30 seconds once the sirens go off before there actually is a rocket or missile that reaches the ground. in this particular case, when we were running, we got to a shelter. it was packed with soldiers, with civilians. and then we finally heard that thud. in this particular case, that iron dome, the israeli anti-missile defense shield, which has been financed at least in some measure by the united states, it worked. and the incoming rokts and missiles were destroyed in the air. later we walked outside and saw that plume of smoke showing those missiles, the rockets had been destroyed. earlier in the day at that same school where we had been -- the iron dome didn
was responsible at the end of the day? appreciate it. nice to have you all with us. cnn "newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >> good morning, soledad. david petraeus answers questions before congress on ben gauzi and maybe the affair that ended his career. >>> group of veterans, some wounded in iraq, are hit by a train and all during a parade in honor of them. now the feds are jumping in to investigate. and john mccain gets testy with a cnn producer when asked why he missed an important meeting about benghazi. >> i have no comments about my schedule, i'm not going to comment on how i spend my time to the media. >> wait until you get hit -- wait until you hear him get really angry. >>> what do spirit airlines and shirtless fbi agent in the petraeus scandal have in common? just wait. we'll show you more. newsroom starts now. i piercing sound of an air raid station. it is a chilling sound, becoming all too familiar as rockets continue to fill the air over israel and gaza and a planned cease fire, visit to gaza by egypt's prime minister may not be holding up. senior international corr
a ground assault. israel's deputy foreign minister told cnn this morning that would trigger that move. >> if we will see in the next 24, 36 hours more rockets, launched at us, i think that would be the trigger. >> ben wedeman joins me now from the israel/gaza border. what are you seeing and hearing there now? >> reporter: it is a bit surreal here. we're in the city's marina right next to the yoko sushi restaurant. as you can see, there are people out, having dinner. seemingly to be living a normal life. but the owner of this restaurant did tell us just an hour ago they heard the air raid sirens and in fact just a moment ago we saw in this screen with israeli television that in bere sheva air raid sirens did go off. all signeds indicate israel is preparing for a ground incursion. some of the roads around gaza on the israeli side have been closed to civilian traffic. the israeli security cabinet apparently is authorized the government to call up as many as 75,000 reservists, possibly to participate in this potential, possible ground incursion into gaza. there have been a lot of armor --
majority of which comes from iran. >> throughout this crisis cnn has positioned crews throughout the region including correspondents in egypt and on both sides of the israeli/gaza border. the celebrations in gaza city right now apparently growing larger and larger. let's go to arwa damon on the scene for us. set the scene, tell our viewers what's going on. >> reporter: well, wolf, if you were to look at the street below us 24 hours ago, you would have seen that it was utterly deserted. we're hearing sirens right now. and for the first time since this conflict began, it is not because they're heading to the scene of an air strike. there's a traffic jam down below. for some it is celebrating what they do view as being a victory for them. for others it is celebrating the fact that they quite simply are able to finally leave their homes for the first time since this all began. we were down there just a short while ago. entire families have packed themselves into their vehicles for the first time not because they are fleeing violence but quite simply because they can go outside without fear of p
's go to cnn's reza sayah in cairo. >> reporter: joe, the coming weeks here in egypt are going to be fascinating when it comes to politics. that's because there is an intensifying faceoff between egyptian president mohamed morsi and his opponents. outrage aimed at mr. morsi after the announcement of a number of controversial decrees earlier this week that give him sweeping powers. they make him at least temporarily the most powerful man in egypt. also seems to be an effort to push through the all-important drafting of the new constitution and putting in place the formation of egypt's new parliament want. one of the decrees bans anyone, even the judiciary, from appealing, overturning, questioning any decision mr. morsi has made since taking office in june. that order is to be set in place until a new parliament is formed. so technically, he's going to be the most powerful man essentially he can do whatever he wants, without any oversight. that's one of the decrees, john, that has a lot of his opponents describing this as an undemocratic power grab. >> and do these changes affect
the first time israel has fired on syria since 1973. cnn senior international correspondent sarah is joining us from jerusalem to talk a little bit about all of this that's taking place, and you had a chance, an exclusive, to sit down with israel's president simon peres to talk about what is taking place there. it is somewhat alarming, the escalating violence. does he think that there is really going to be kind of an escalation in gaza? >> well, we asked him that question directly, and he made it sound as if there was not going to be a major escalation, but couch that with saying that they had to see what the proper thing is to do there, because we have been seeing dozens upon dozens of rockets coming in to israel. much of this started really on thursday with the death of a 13-year-old palestinian boy who was in gaza simply playing football outside of his home. he was shot and killed. now, the witnesses there said that the shots came from israeli soldiers in a jeep. however, the israeli military is investigating and they say they do not believe they were in that area, and that they do not be
that sean killer. >> roger moore, that's all for us now. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta this is "early start weekend." >>> on the brink of war as fighting escalate between israel and hamas, experts say a lot more bloodshed before that violence stops. >>> battling over benghazi. lawmakers are furious. the president is standing his ground and still no one in custody. all morning we're putting the conflict and players in focus. >>> it's a fight we all wage around this time of year. how to stave off those extra pounds this holiday season. >>> it is saturday, november 1th, good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. victor blackwell is on assignment today. we start in the middle east where the fuse is running short on the powder keg in israel. this has become a fairly common sight in gaza this week. meanwhile, militants on the other side have fired nearly 200 rockets into israel. israel is massing troops near the border with gaza. they have 30,000 troops there right now and have called up thousands more reservists to be ready. at least 39 people have died in gaza since the operat
stay with cnn for the latest on the middle east crisis and peace efforts. all for us tonight. "ac 360" starts now. and a day of dramatic developments on both sides of the border in gaza and the gaza strip and throughout israel. a lot of talk about cooling down, about a potential cease-fire. we have seen things heat up. it is very hot, indeed. a short time ago, several hours ago, many explosions just in the area behind me. i'll show you the videotape. no audio, so i'll talk over it. we didn't realize what was about to occur and we weren't recording sound during it. but a very loud blast as you see right there, basically all of us ducked down in the office. we thought that was the end of it. and our cameraman panned over. and a series of more explosions. it turns out this was a number of government buildings that is what is said to have been hit. it's not clear if those are secondary explosions or if those are multiple rockets going into the building. then started pointing out, it was not over. at that point you can hear the sound. let's listen in now. whoa. that's just the sound in
website for air times. cnn.com/fareed. thank you. >>> good evening, i'm victor blackwell. happy thanksgiving. here's what's happening. in izrole, we learned tonight a person is now in custody in connection with yesterday's bus bombing in tell avoevhat injured 24 people and the death toll from the conflict over the last eight days rose today. en en. >>> meanwhile, the leader of hamas declared the cease-fire a victory, declaring israel had, "raised the white flag." >>> ben wedemen, our senior international correspondent is in gaza city tonight and, ben, i know a lot of celebrating there. >> there was celebrating earlier in the day. there was a large celebration organized boy various palestinian factions who do see the fact that israel did not launch a ground invasion and that the palestinians were able to get some important concessions like israeli commitment not to conduct military operations in gaza. they considered that a vectry. those are important concessions in their opinion. other gazans not so happy. they discovered, for instance that many of their -- met one woman whose r
hero. all ten will be honored live on december 2nd at our cnn heroes and all-star tribute hosted by our very own anderson cooper. that's it for me. i'm going to hand it over now to my friend wolf blitzer in "the situation room." >>> don, thanks very much. happening now, fighting between israel and hamas militants gets more explosive with an attack that could help turn the conflict into a full fledged ground war. also, david petraeus emerges from the shadow of the scandal to testify before congress. did he clear up confusion about the attack on the u.s. diplomats in benghazi? and another high-profile republican now running away from mitt romney after he tried to blame his loss on so-called gifts from president obama. james carville and ari fleischer, they are here this hour. we're going to talk about the gop's hand wringing and back stabbing. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> hamas militants -- [ gunfire ] -- there they are. hamas militants in gaza keep unleashing rocket attacks on israel and get alarmingly close to jerusalem. a new provocation as they continue the ai
of them successful. >> cnn's anderson cooper is in the middle east to cover the escalating conflict between israel and hamas. and during a live report from gaza city last night, anderson got to experience firsthand what the palestinians have been coping with for the last six days. >> also two media centers. whoa. that was a rather large explosion. that occurred -- just look out here. i can't actually see where the impact of that was. it is actually set off a number of car alarms. but that was probably the largest explosion that we've heard just in the past -- really in the past hour. there have been a number of explosions in the past hour or two. but that one -- that one was pretty loud. >> all right, cnn's wolf blitzer is also covering the conflict from jerusalem. stay with cnn for the very latest breaking news from the region. >>> also this morning, president obama in the midst of an historic three-nation tour of southeast asia. overnight, he was in myanmar. the country formerly known as burma. this is the first time that a sitting u.s. president has visited that country. mr. obam
. cnn "newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. good morning, carol. >>> good morning. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello. new flashpoint in the isra israel/gaza conflict threatens to implode today's peace talks. a bomb rips apart a bus in tel aviv, israel's second largest city. 22 people injured and tensions rise again across the region. hamas praises the attack. it's not claiming responsibility. in gaza, streets are empty as civilians brace for the israeli response. so far, secretary of state hillary clinton, the challenge of brokering a cease fire, it grows even more daunting this morning. more on those diplomatic efforts in a minute. first the latest details on that bus attack. sara sidner is on the phone from tel aviv. what's the latest, sara? >> reporter: where the victims of this bus attack are. we know that now 22 people have been injured. some of those were inside the bus, some of the people were outside of the bus. there are two very serious injuries, both of them teenagers according to hospital officials here and they are doing surgery as we speak.
. >>> "cnn newsroom" continues right now with deb feyerick. hey, deb. >> thanks so much, suzanne. i'm deborah feyerick in for brooke baldwin. and we begin with the escalating crisis in the middle east as violence rages between israel and militants in gaza. more casualties, more deaths, fatalities doubling over the last day. gaza's rocket strikes which hit israel's two largest cities, jerusalem and tel aviv, have brought a swift and powerful response. israel is focused on taking out hamas' iranian supplied rockets which can travel up to 45 miles, the farthest ever. hamas has been firing rockets for years as a way to end israel's blockade of supplies into gaza. terms of a potential cease-fire are being brokered by egypt, turkey and qatari officials. israeli defense forces targeted a media building in gaza, aiming at four senior hamas operatives they believed were inside. and two people died. it is not clear if they were the ones designated as the hamas targets. hamas, which grew out of the muslim brotherhood, seized in our gaza in 2007. since then, the group has become increasingly militarized.
? i'm don lemon at cnn headquarters. i should say at the time warner center in new york. that is it for me in the meantime. i'm going to send it over to "the situation room" in washington, d.c. and my friend, wolf blitzer. wolf, take it away. >>> don, thanks very much. happening now, hard words as president obama and congressional republicans accuse each other of pushing the country closer and closer to the so-called fiscal cliff. we're also getting new details right now about what happened today when mitt romney had lunch with president obama over at the white house. and in the middle east, joy and flag waving because of an impending decision at the united nations. i'll ask israel's ambassador to the united states why he thinks -- why his country thinks the u.n.'s possibly interaction is a bad idea. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with today's hard words in the negotiations to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. that steep across the board spending cut and tax increase scheduled to hit in just 33 days. in a scathing assessment today, the spe
for the rest of the week. my thanks to you. my thanks to you for watching. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> as you can see, the violence continues in gaza. what you're looking at is an israeli attack on the 24-hour news channel in gaza. this is where, of course, the news is broadcast to the people of gaza. also western journalists operate outside -- inside this building. we do know one person was kimmed in this latest strike. this is actually the second time this building has been struck in the past two days. obviously the israeli military wants to take out any -- any information getting out to the gazans at this point. wolf blitzer is eight miles from gaza's border. can you tell us anything about this building? >> the only thing i know about the building, there are several media organizations that have their base in gaza in that building. the israelis -- i spoke yesterday with an israeli army spokesman who said there are also hamas organizations or hamas related infrastructure in that building. that's why they say they're targetin
the megamillionaire is not a suspect, they want to question him and his response has been bizarre. cnn's martin savidge is in belize with details on a case involving young women, poisoned dogs and bad blood. >> i'm sitting in john mcafee's front yard. i can sit here because this is actually the beach and here in belize, the beach is considered public property. the house back there, the purple and yellow, the lights are on, but nobody's home. it's also in this spot that yesterday, i had an interesting conversation with a young woman who claims to be one of seven of mcafee's lovers. tiffany as she called herself, didn't want to be seen. like mcafee, she fears the police. when was the last time you saw him? >> sunday. around 11:15. >> do you know where he is now? >> no. >> now, a day later, tiffany's gone, too. the only residents left are dogs. and dogs may play a central role in this murder mystery. officials say they're barking and aggressive behavior was a frequent source of friction between mcafee and his neighbor, greg fall, who lived here. last friday, mcafee told police someone poisoned fou
once again by ben wedeman who was on the scene for that attack and cia officer bob baer, cnn contributor, and barbara starr, pentagon correspondent. in terms of the increasingly sophisticated rockets being used, where are they coming from? where are they being smuggled in from? >> they're coming from egypt through tunnels under the desert. most of the components for the rockets are from iran. iran has been building up hamas's capabilities for two decades now. they're getting more and more sophisticated. some of the smaller weapons are being smuggled the same way, but they're coming from places like libya. so there's multiple sources. and i think what we're seeing with the weaponry from hamas, it's getting better and better. >> reporter: and ben, you've spent a lot of time here. you've been to rocket-making factories, as we discussed at the top of the program, but the technology of how the rockets are being fired has changed. >> reporter: yes. before what they were doing was these quick launches. they had three minutes just on to set up the rocket, light it and leave. aiming r
of the building here. despite talk of cease-fire, it appears that the guns are still firing. >> cnn's ben wedeman during a live report. we rushed to the scene of the blast moments later. i'm told this house, this villa, belongs to a very wealthy man who is a member of fatah, who is not here. a wealthy banker and some local people here believe maybe somebody else was living in the house or maybe hamas had taken over the house and that's why it was a target. a number of ambulances have arrived on the scene. it is just not clear if there was anybody inside the house at the time. earlier on the streets of gaza, we witnessed this. a number of men on motorcycles dragging what is clearly the body of a dead man. they were yelling god is great and claiming the man was a collaborator with israel. also on the streets of gaza city, israeli forces dropped leaflets telling residents to flee the area. again, leaflets dropped over gaza city, warning them to stay stay away from installations where hamas is. this is typical of the leaflets, basically telling people to move away from any place they see hamas member
official telling cnn that israel has agreed to the general terms but rejected the timing. hamas conditions, according to an official, are this. stop the air operation, air assaults and want the ground crossings, blockades to be opened up immediately. according to this hamas official israel is saying, okay, we'll stop the air operation but the ground crossings and blockade, we would like to do that gradually. that seems to be the sticking point right now. if you listen to egyptian and hamas officials, some optimism. israeli officials in tel aviv seem to be more cautious when it comes to describing any kind of progress in these talks. >> the rhetoric still coming from egypt is interesting, to say the least. this is a statement from egypt's president. he referred to, quote, the travesty of israel's aggression. not exactly the words of a peace maker. what does that say about the fragility of this cease fire? >> reporter: well, i think we should look beyond rhetoric. what's happening in egypt is interesting. because the public is applying pressure on this post-revolution government led by moham
cnn by phone today how his organization is looking to see what the u.s. does. >> i think the egyptians are waiting for some support from the united states in order to make an -- we expect to have an outcome of this today. >> you have so many moving parts in all of this. there is a discrepancy, hamas saying this was a cease-fire, but israel is call iing it a ca down period. and here is israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, moments before word came. >> no country would tolerate rocket attacks against its cities and against its civilians. israel cannot tolerate such attacks. if a long-term solution can be put in place through diplomatic means, then israel would be a willing partner to such a solution. but if stronger military action proves necessary to stop the constant gara constant barrage of rockets, israel will not hesitate to do what is necessary to defend our people. >> the most surprising thing for the palestinians is always talking about the israeli needs, about israeli security, about israel -- without talking about the palestinian needs, about the palestinian security, ab
's a nonstarter. clearly, a lot of work to do. cnn's jill doherty is following developments. she's in our washington bureau. jill, the president said he'd like to put up a bill right away to extend tax cuts for families earning less than $250,000. that doesn't seem like it'll be a go for john boehner, does it? >> no, at least at this point it doesn't. after all, the republicans want those tax cuts to continue. that's really the nub of it. how far they'll go, it's a very important meeting. this is really it. this is where the president weighs in. it's mano a mano. the person who's taking a harder stance is mitch mcconnell. let's listen to what he says from the senate side. >> we don't happen to think the government needs more revenue. the government spends too much as it is. if democrats are willing to reduce spending and strengthen entitlement programs, which we all know are on an unsustainable path that threatens our own long-term viability and the economic well-being of our children and grandchildren, then we'll be there. what we won't do is raise tax rates. >> okay. so read the fine pr
your mom's charity does really, really well. cnn "newsroom" with carol costello begins right now. >>> the benghazi attack that killed four americans is on the top of the agenda today. congress meets to find out exactly what went wrong. >>> hamas military leader killed in an air strike by the israeli air forces. israelis are using twitter and youtube to show the world. should the government really use social media to help get its message across? talk about a way with words. listen to former mississippi governor republican haley barbour, as he gives blunt and colorful advice to the gop. >> the ground game is really important, and we have to be -- i mean, we've got to give our political organizational activity, you know, a very serious proctology exam. i think that's the only -- >> oh, yeah. and they say twinkies can last forever. but the company that makes them may not last all that long. the baker strike that could turn off the ovens at hostess. "newsroom" starts now. >>> good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining me. so far, 16 people in gaza and israel are d
, and advances the security and legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> cnn reporters flanking the middle east today to bring you the most comprehensive coverage of the crisis in gaza and in jerusalem and in israel. ben wedeman is in gaza city. frederick pleitgen is in ashkelon city. we begin with sara sidner at the scene of that bus explosion that happened just a little while ago in tel aviv. sara first of all describe for me how that looks right now. >> what has happened right now is the cleanup is under way. there are still tape up around the scene. we're very close to the defense department building, and the military headquarters, this is a bus that the number 61 bus, we know that it exploded, glass all around the bus was blown out. however the blast was not strong enough to knock out the ability for the bus to operate. and so we saw literally the bus -- someone in the bus drive the bus away, 15, 20 minutes ago. we know that there are several people injured. they were taken to a hospital. that is very, very nearby where this bus exploded. right now, police are tell
in the northeast, it is easy. it's easy to do. just log on to cnn.com/impact and find all kinds of information, how to contribute to the relief effort. >>> around the world leaders congratulating the president on his re-election, but beyond the congratulations, president obama facing a world of challenges in his second term. from iran's nuclear ambitions to syria's bloody civil war, spilling into neighboring countries now where the president has a lot on his plate. now he has a second chance to tackle a lot of these complex world problems. nicolas burns, former undersecretary for political affairs and was the lead u.s. negotiator on iran's nuclear program. ambassador burns, joining us here. the president has a ton on his plate now. i want to start off with iran. the president criticized throughout the campaign for not being tougher on iran when it comes to his nuclear ambitions for not drawing more of a clear red line, if you will, and we saw israeli president benjamin netanyahu, the prime minister there, famously at the u.n. nick, what do you think is the biggest challenge that the president has t
. instead, the office of the e jimgs president, mohamed morsi, told cnn the egyptian government has no plans to make an announcement tonight. since wednesday of last week militants have fired hundreds of rockets into israel. we're about to bring you one family's harrowing story of dodging the rocket that hit their home today. random attacks like this provoke ferocious air assaults on gaza by the israelis, which also continued today. [ gunfire ] about two hours ago a reuters camera in gaza city caught this explosion. cnn's ben wedeman reports a building near the city was likely hit by an israeli air strike in gaza. he was on live with hala gorani when the explosion happened. take a look. >> i think it's pretty clear that we are moving in the direction of -- [ gunfire ] i can hear shattering glass out there right now. the building just shook of course because i was looking at the camera i didn't see where the blast took place. anybody see it? okay. to the north of this building here. so despite talk of cease fire, hala, it appears that the guns are still firing. >> the gaza ministry of health
numbers. cnn's sarah sidener is reporting for us in dangerous conditions. >> we have to leave this area now because there are air strikes, and we can hear the planes and we've also seen rockets coming from a neighborhood just from the other side. >> today egypt's prime minister is in the dark jacket visited a hospital in gaza city to see the damage first hand. how egypt will respond to the crisis is a big concern tonight and more on that in a moment. meantime, new evidence that hamas has weapons powerful enough to reach farther into israel. two of its rockets hit just south of jerusalem and others got close enough to tel aviv to set off air raid sirens. this video posted on the al qods brigade to show the rockets hamas is using. the targeting of jerusalem and tel aviv an escalation by hamas. three israelis have been killed since wednesday and there's a lot to get to and we begin with sarah in gaza city. you've seen missile fire explosions earlier. what are you seeing and hearing now? >> just a few minutes ago another targeted air strike. we hear a loud blast and that's been happening th
, the city on edge. on some streets buildings were turned to rubble. cnn's arwa damon got a look at what's left behind. >> reporter: there used to be a small, fairly known shop here. selling wedding dresses. there's a bouquet lying there amidst the rubble. it appears in this case, the target of the strike was the police station behind it. >> but these evening local team after intense hours of negotiations u.s. secretary of state hillary clinton and egyptian president mohamed morsi announced a cease fire. >> the united states welcomes the cease-fire in gaza. for it to hold, the rockets must end for it to create a broader calm. >> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu talks with reporters. >> translator: i know there are nose who expect an even more intense military response, and that may, perhaps, be needed. but at this time the right thing for the state of israel is to exhaust this opportunity to obtain a long-term cease-fire. >> throughout gaza, celebration and gunfire rings out. the leader of hamas remains defiant. >> translator: israel, in all its goals, have failed, thanks to god
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